Friday, June 24, 2016

Cfp: Regional/Area Studies and Neo-Orientalism in Middle East and Chinese Studies - Fifth Global International Studies Conference 1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University


Proposed Title:

Regional/Area Studies and Neo-Orientalism in Middle East and Chinese Studies

This Panel will be co-sponsored by
  
Sociology of Islam Journal
Center for Global Studies - Shanghai University

Fifth Global International Studies Conference
1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University

Dear all,

The World International Studies Committee is holding a conference in collaboration with the Taiwan Association of International Relations (TAIR) and National Taiwan University. The conference will take place on 1-3 April 2017 at National Taiwan University (http://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/) in Taipei.

Regional or area studies was born under colonialism and imperialism as part of Western academia, specifically in Europe and US. This new academic approach gave a birth to a new scholarship which was termed ‘Orientalism’ by Edward Said. Orientalist scholarship dominated US academic institutions in the history, political science, anthropology fields within Middle East Studies, Soviet/Slavic Studies, African Studies, Asian Studies and Latin American Studies in the cold war era. However, the collapse of the soviet system and emergence neoliberal globalization has changed the focus of regional/area studies after 1991. Specifically, new scholarship has arisen in the areas of International and Global Studies, Sociology and International Relations as well as scholarship concerning new geographical and cultural commodities such as democracy, human rights, freedom, free press, free election in Modern China Studies, Central Asian Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies, African Studies, and so on. In this way there was the emergence of a new form of scholarship, which is different from classical orientalism. We call this Neo-Orientalism. In this panel, we would like to focus on how these issues apply within Modern China Studies and Middle East and Islamic Studies.

If you are interested in participating in our panel together on Regional/Area Studies and Neo-Orientalism in Middle East and Chinese Studies, please let us know off the list. The deadline is the June 30 2016. We welcome submissions related to, but not limited to the following subjects:

-      Modern China Studies and Orientalism/Neo-Orientalism
-      Modern Middle East/Islamic Studies and Orientalism/Neo-Orientalism

 Email us the following information by Thursday, June 30 midnight :

-Abstract, 200 words
-Title of your paper
-Your short bio, up to 100 words, including your institutional affiliation, email, etc. 

Please use the following emails for the submissions and communication:


Any questions or suggestions are welcome.

Best to all, 

Professor Guo Changgang, Shanghai University gchgang@staff.shu.edu.cn
Professor Tugrul Keskin Maltepe University and Shanghai University tugrulk@vt.edu

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